WPSU offers gardening tips with call-in TV show

April 30, 2009

It's time to make your garden grow!

University Park, Pa. – Now is the time to get the garden in gear. Whether gardeners want to start from the beginning to prepare a garden or are curious to learn about this year's perfect addition to already established horticultural endeavors, WPSU-TV has a great way to get a garden going strong.

Join host David Price and his panel of experts on "Lawn and Garden Q&A," which will air live on WPSU-TV at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. Call in questions to (800) 543-8542 during this hour-long call-in program. The show can also be seen live online at http://wpsu.org/gardening.

Penn State Extension educator Tom Butzler will be on hand to help with ornamentals and Penn State professor of vegetable crops Bill Lamont will offer his expertise in growing vegetables.

Tom Butzler is a Penn State Cooperative Extension horticulture educator for central Pennsylvania who works with all facets of the green industry: landscaping, greenhouse and vegetable production. He also manages the Master Gardener programs in Centre and Clinton counties.

Bill Lamont is a professor with the Penn State Department of Horticulture and spends time researching sustainable agricultural practices for potato and vegetable production. He also studies crop management systems for potatoes and vegetables.

Expect a lively discussion about soil and pests, plants and veggies – and learn what gardeners need to know about planting and maintaining a successful garden this year.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.

Last Updated May 13, 2009